OFG Welcomes Zellers and The Bay Pharmacy patients in British Columbia and Alberta
The Overwaitea Food Group (OFG) (parent company of Save-On-Foods, Overwaitea Foods, Cooper's Foods, PriceSmart Foods and Urban Fare) has entered into an agreement to purchase all of Zellers pharmacy business including prescription files in BC and the majority of Zellers pharmacy business including prescription files in Alberta as well as from The Bay stores in Vancouver, Victoria, Prince George and Edmonton. This move complements OFG’s commitment to providing exceptional pharmacy service and a wide range of health and wellness products and services to Western Canadians.
"We’re pleased to welcome Zellers and The Bay pharmacy patients to our pharmacies and stores. We’re proud of our strong history of exceptional, high-quality patient care provided by pharmacy professionals who care about the health and well-being of our clients and their families. We make managing health easier with convenient prescription refills, safe medication disposal and leading health offerings like specialty clinics, vaccinations and medication management services," said Carmen Churcott, vice-president, customer loyalty, OFG.
OFG has pharmacies in 97 stores across BC and AB, conveniently neighbouring Zellers and The Bay locations and has a customer-focused transition plan in place to ensure continuity of care for Zellers' and The Bay pharmacy patients.
"We are pleased that OFG will be taking on our pharmacy business in BC and much of Alberta. OFG is recognized as an industry-leader in pharmacy and health, and the proximity of OFG pharmacy locations to our own will be very convenient for our patients," said Lori Fasano, general merchandise manager of pharmacy for Zellers and The Bay. "We will work closely with OFG to ensure a seamless transition plan for our customers."
OFG operates a total of 123 stores in Western Canada. The company has been in operation for nearly a century, with its first store originally located in New Westminster, BC. With the support of more than 13,000 team members, OFG serves over 80 communities with six store formats – Save-On-Foods, Overwaitea Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Cooper’s Foods, Urban Fare and Bulkley Valley Wholesale.